Giving drillers the rights to reach nearly 50 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico will come with a degree of responsibility, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced it’s putting 77.3 million acres on the auction block for oil and gas drillers Aug. 15. It’s the third offshore lease under a five-year lease plan by President Donald Trump, whose put achieving energy dominance at the forefront of his agenda. Not included in the August lease are blocks near military interests and waters near the coast of Florida. Marine sanctuaries in the Gulf of Mexico are also excluded. “Striking the right balance between protecting the environment, powering America and achieving American energy dominance is […]